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Offline TrevorMonty

5 seats, 4 NASA crew leaving one spare. If Boeing can sell that seat then it is great way to make some extra money.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #241 on: 09/26/2017 06:17 PM »
5 seats, 4 NASA crew leaving one spare. If Boeing can sell that seat then it is great way to make some extra money.

I don't understand how that will work if CST-100 is flying once every 6-12 months.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #242 on: 09/26/2017 07:01 PM »
5 seats, 4 NASA crew leaving one spare. If Boeing can sell that seat then it is great way to make some extra money.

I don't understand how that will work if CST-100 is flying once every 6-12 months.
Long duration crew member slot??

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #243 on: 09/27/2017 12:17 PM »
Doesn’t sound very confident of crewed flight in 2018:

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Chris Ferguson, Boeing: on track do at least uncrewed CST-100 test flight next year and “ideally” crewed test flight as well. #IAC2017

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/912534994211368960

And a SpaceNews article on that as well.

http://spacenews.com/crewed-starliner-test-flight-could-slip-to-2019/

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #244 on: 09/30/2017 01:46 AM »
5 seats, 4 NASA crew leaving one spare. If Boeing can sell that seat then it is great way to make some extra money.

I don't understand how that will work if CST-100 is flying once every 6-12 months.
Long duration crew member slot??
I would expect that space to be taken up by NASA for extra cargo transport.  Unless NanoRacks is able to finalize an agreement with the ISS partners for a NR employee slot on the station for managing their commercial airlock/payloads.


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#IAC2017 @NanoRacks hints that they're in discussion with NASA for their own crew on the ISS
https://twitter.com/australianspace/status/912858633137819649

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Response to a question on the impact of using ISS crew for commercial. Jeff stated that several organisations including his were in talk 1/2
https://twitter.com/australianspace/status/912863802172903424

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With NASA about putting their own commercial crew on the station. Raises issues about real estate etc but he's a determined guy 2/2
https://twitter.com/australianspace/status/912864168415346690
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #245 on: 10/06/2017 04:27 AM »
Boeing CST-100 Starliner - the progress so far

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Published on Oct 5, 2017

Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner spacecraft is being developed as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The spacecraft will transport up to seven astronauts, or a mix of crew and cargo, to low-Earth orbit.

Credit: Boeing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLPiSapL33Y?t=001

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #246 on: 10/18/2017 08:48 AM »
From the video here: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=44006.msg1738899#msg1738899

Hardware coming together! (and separating!)


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ARTICLE: Boeing Starliner trio preparing for test flights -
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/11/boeing-starliner-trio-test-flights/

Includes more cool L2 renders from Nathan Koga.

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #248 on: 11/27/2017 08:50 PM »
ARTICLE: Boeing Starliner trio preparing for test flights -
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/11/boeing-starliner-trio-test-flights/

Includes more cool L2 renders from Nathan Koga.

Was just thinking yesterday that there had been a surprising dearth of Starliner news recently.  Excellent timing.  Plus, new "updates" should be coming in the Commercial Crew update part of the NAC meeting on Nov. 29th.
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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #249 on: 11/29/2017 11:00 PM »
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So what does a fleet of spacecraft under construction look like? #Starliner - coming soon to a Galaxy near you.

https://twitter.com/Astro_Ferg/status/936018967180738563

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #250 on: 11/30/2017 08:07 AM »
Reminds me of Stephen Baxter Voyage, when columbia aviation is building the MEMs...
« Last Edit: 11/30/2017 08:07 AM by Archibald »
...you have been found guilty by the elders of the forum of a (imaginary) vendetta against Saint Elon - BLAAASPHEMER !

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #251 on: 12/22/2017 06:40 AM »
NASA video about Starliner & Dragon progress this year

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #252 on: 01/04/2018 01:22 PM »
A heat shield is used during separation test activities with Boeing's Starliner structural test article. The test article is undergoing rigorous qualification testing at the company's Huntington Beach Facility in California. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner will launch on the Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Photo credit: Boeing

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #253 on: 01/04/2018 01:22 PM »
A Starliner structural test article at Boeing's Huntington Beach Facility in California, where the spacecraft, including the service module and other hardware of the Atlas V upper stage, are undergoing rigorous qualification testing, including tests like shock, separation and vibration. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner will launch on the Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Photo credit: Boeing

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #254 on: 01/04/2018 07:56 PM »
https://twitter.com/BoeingDefense/status/948993016978726915

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Check out the #Starliner Pad Abort Test and Orbital Flight Test vehicles under construction!
Now @ULALaunch #AtlasV has the green light for production + ops for the rocket that will boost OFT uncrewed #Starliner flight to @Space_Station Fall 2018!

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #255 on: 01/06/2018 12:01 PM »
A Boeing CST-100 Starliner Service Module is being processed inside the company's Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Starliner will launch astronauts on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #256 on: 01/06/2018 12:02 PM »
The Launch Abort Engines are installed in Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Pad Abort Test Vehicle Service Module in the company’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Starliner will launch astronauts on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #257 on: 01/06/2018 12:03 PM »
Two of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Service Modules undergo processing inside the company's Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Starliner will launch astronauts on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #258 on: 01/06/2018 12:04 PM »
Inside Boeing's Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a technician works on the NASA docking system that will attach to the company's CTS-100 Starliner spacecraft and allow the spacecraft to dock to the International Space Station. The Starliner will launch astronauts on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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Re: Boeing's CST-100 - Master Updates and Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #259 on: 01/06/2018 12:04 PM »
A view from above shows several Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft in various stages of processing in the high bay inside the company's Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Starliner will launch astronauts on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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